Asia’s largest Tulip Garden is located in the District Srinagar, Indian Occupied Kashmir. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is spread over an area of 30 hectares and is full of Tulips that attract tourists around the world.
As the spring season arrives in Srinagar, around 15 lac Tulip flowers bloom every year in the Aisa’s largest tulip garden. The garden opened on 25th March 2021 for local and foreign tourists.
The garden is near the foothills of Zabarwan Hill and the beautiful Dal Lake. It opened in 2007 by the then CM of Kashmir Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad for local and foreign tourists.
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The main aim of this garden is to boost floriculture and tourism in Kashmir. Apart from Tulips, many other types of flowers are planted here including hyacinths, daffodils, and ranunculus. Moreover, around 60 types of Tulip species are present here.
The beautiful and scenic views of the Tulip garden captivates the visiting tourists. The Zabarwan Hills on one side and Dal Lake on the other give it a sense of Paradise on Earth. According to the figures, around 190,000 visitors visited the garden in 2018.
People often compare this Asia’s Tulip Garden with Holland’s Tulip Garden. In 2020, due to the pandemic situation, the garden remained closed and only a very few visitors visited the garden. But this year, the authorities have opened the doors of the garden for the visitors following the complete precautionary measures against the COVID-19.
Furthermore, in the old times, Kashmiri people planted tulip flowers on the roofs of their houses. If you are planning to visit the Indian Occupied Kashmir or you live in Kashmir, then you must see the beauty of this Tulip Garden in Srinagar.